CLCIV 102 - Classical Civilization II: The Ancient Roman World (in English)
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Advisory Prerequisites:
Freshman or Sophomore or permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What did it mean to be Roman in the Ancient World? Was it all about togas, orgies, and world conquest? Or anxiety, violence, and a propensity for self-destruction?

This course will approach the issue of Roman identity from a variety of social, political, and philosophical angles. Using selected Roman historians (e.g., Livy and Tacitus), poets (e.g., Catullus, Vergil, and Ovid), and other writers (e.g., Cicero and Petronius) as our guides, we will explore who the Romans thought they were, what position they felt their society occupied in the Mediterranean world and in the universe, and how their self-definition changed over the 1200-year period from the city of Rome's mythohistorical founding to the "fall" of the Roman Empire. The course will also focus on Roman attitudes and behaviors as expressed and revealed in a host of different contexts, such as the family, class relations, religion, and domestic and foreign politics. The whole sweep of Roman history will be considered, with particular emphasis on selected periods, including the Punic Wars and the spread of Roman power throughout the Mediterranean; the civil wars and the end of the Roman republic; the Augustan "peace"; the spread of Christianity; and the political and cultural upheavals during the later Empire. Attention will be given to daily life and other topics of special interest through slide lectures. Grade will be based on exams, papers, and participation in discussion sections.

CLCIV 102 - Classical Civilization II: The Ancient Roman World (in English)
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11551
Open
41
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND THE FIRST LECTURE FOR OVERRIDE INFORMATION.
002 (DIS)
P
11552
Open
2
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
11553
Open
13
17LSA Hnrs
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Honors Section
004 (DIS)
P
11554
Open
12
15LSA Hnrs
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Honors Section
005 (DIS)
P
11555
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11556
Open
7
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
22807
Open
7
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9780140442144
Selected political speeches, Author: Cicero, Marcus Tullius., Publisher: Penguin 1969
Required
ISBN: 0140448098
The early history of Rome : books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundations, Author: translated by Audrey de Selinc, Publisher: Penguin Books 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780192838964
Four comedies, Author: Plautus, Titus Maccius., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780140441321
The Jugurthine war ; The conspiracy of Catiline, Author: Sallustius Crispus,Gaius., Publisher: Penguin Books 1983
Required
ISBN: 9780140449211
The twelve Caesars, Author: Suetonius., Publisher: Penguin 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780140440607
The annals of imperial Rome, Author: Tacitus, Cornelius., Publisher: Penguin Books 1973
Required
ISBN: 9780140449327
The Aeneid, Author: Virgil ; translated and with a, Publisher: Penguin Books Rev. ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780131100831
The Roman world : sources and interpretation, Author: Nagle, D. Brendan, 1936-, Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780140513295
The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Rome, Author: Scarre, Christopher., Publisher: Penguin Books 1995
Required
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